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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Plum Full

Of plums that is! Do you have a tree gone wild? We planted this little plum tree about four years ago and it had so much fruit that its branches were breaking. We picked bags and bags of green fruit, which of course all ripened at the same time. They're so good, though. The kids will eat 10 or 12 a day (they're pretty small). But this has been going on for weeks!

Here are some recipes:

Plum Jam

5 cups plums (peeled and roughly chopped -- lots of work with little (but yummy) results)
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup water

Combine plums, sugar and water in a large saucepot and boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly to gelling point and then stir as it thickens until it passes the spoon test (falls off of spoon in a sheet, not drops) or cold plate test (set like jam when placed on a cold plate and chilled to room temp). Ladle into hot jars and process in a boiling water canner. Yield: 3 pints



Plum Smoothie:
About 20 small chopped up plums
1 banana
1 orange, segmented
1/2 cup juice (such as juicy juice)
1 contained yogurt (whatever flavor you like)

Give these a whirl in the blender or food processor until they reach the desired consistancy. Add honey if needed for sweetness.

I hope this helps if you are in fruit overload like me. Be sure to come back tomorrow for my 200th post giveaway!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Love,
xoxo

5 comments :

Karin van D. said...

Oh yum, that looks delicious. I love plums!

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

Those plums look good. Our blossoms froze so we didnt get any plums this year. Maybe next.

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Oh yummy! And blessed you!!! Wow! BTW love your apron!

gill said...

Hi Melissa
Here in the UK late frosts meant few plums but hey we have a bumper crop of apples!
Gill

52knit4 said...

plum jam is my absolute favorite to make and eat........my tree needs to be replaced.....it's old and only gives fruit about every 4 years now.........

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